Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), Beijing

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#31 of 209 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Monument · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Visit the final resting place of one of the 20th century's best known world leaders at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), the mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Commemorating the chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Part of China from 1945 until his death in 1976, the large, monumental hall has a scale you would expect for a memorial to such a figure, with imposing columns and little to distract the eye in the area immediately surrounding it. Head on to the main court, which has been dotted with statues with images of national pride, red flags, and inscriptions. Line up and walk past the leader's flag-draped body, and head to the onsite museums to learn about the deeds and beliefs of the leader. Plan to visit Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Beijing attractions using our Beijing trip itinerary maker.
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  • Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is in the centre of Beijing's top attraction and next to the seat of China's government building and the National Museum of China. Then across the square, there is The...  more »
  • Definitely worth going in to see Chairmen Mao lying in state. Security is tight inside the mausoleum. But, it is worth checking out the founder of China‚Äôs current government.  more »
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